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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Commissioned 60th Birthday Card

I was asked by someone at work to make her friend a 60th birthday card with the following requirements:  bagpipes, camping, Scottish highlands and tennis but NO really girlie things like feathers etc.  Yikes!!!

To the rescue came an image I had coloured in for a Crafty Ann's Challenge some weeks ago - The Lazy Hazy Days of Summer.  I coloured the image in and then thought the water and stones looked too dark for a summer picture.  I had also added some heather (or plants like that) to add some detail between the grass but then wasn't sure it was around in the summer so I "saved" all that hard work and thought I might use it sometime.  Thankfully I had a second copy of the Papernation camping couple but no backing paper so I couldn't use that.  I used my Promarkers again to colour the image and chalk ink pads to distress the edges.  I added different tiny flower to this image and also put some in the pot in the caravan.

For the rest of the card I used some backing papers I downloaded from Cardmaking Downloads and I used them in conjunction with some Crafty Ann's Digi Shop digital papers.  I think they all worked well together.  The bagpipe image I got from Crafts U Print and is by the designer Gordon Fraser.  I decoupaged this image to get it more height.  The 60 today and flower on the front of the card was done with my Cricut machine.  I've read the instructions better this time and managed to do the shadowing of the numbers properly this time.  The overall card is finished off with a verse, flowers (lots and lots and lots of them), ribbon, Papermania glitterations  and a ticket sentiment from Crafty Ann's Digi Shop.

This card fits the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley - Dotty about circles
CRAFT - Milestone birthday
Meljen's Designs - Happy Birthday
Digi Doodles - So distressing
Sew many Challenges - Happy Birthday
Crafty Emma - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin' - Distressed birthdays
Allsorts - Park inspiration
Cupcake Craft - Let's go digital
Daisy Doodles - Anything goes
A Crafty Little Place - Anything goes
Stampin' for the Week-end - Anything goes.


Karen said...

Great card Kym, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Mummylade said...

those are some really nice cards! Thank you so much for entering my garden challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Wow! Thats some request, but you did it...it looks so fun too. Great way to use your imagination and creativity.


~*Joni said...

Hi Kym! I don't know if I could have managed that task of creating with those requirements, but you have done an amazing job! I love the little lineup today, just wonderful. Thank you so much for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Eiglas said...

Perfect for our challenge Kym!
Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

KymKreates said...

Your project is great!! Your coloring is absolutely magnificent! Thanks a bunch for distressing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
DT Coordinator

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card. I think you hit all the requirements nicely!!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Jo said...

LOADS of work has gone into this card WOW!
Thank you for joining in with us over at Sweet Stampin
Jo xx

jo said...

Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


Carrie said...

wow how long did this take??? its just fab and I am sure they will love it!! Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Sandy said...

Wow, you rocked a bunch of challenges - great job!!!
Thanks for joining MelJens on this birthday challenge!
Sandy, DT memeber

kim.mom said...

Great card! TFS with us at SMC!

Pascale said...

This is so fantastic Kym. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Kym how wonderful to come and see you I have been a bit lax lately but I am back visiting again, I hope you are well and thank you so much for the postcard it is with my others that I have from you as I don't get any from anyone else. Onto your card I love it that top scene I love also the piper he looks fabulous thank you dear friend for joining us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kym, what a brilliant card. You certainly had your work cut out with this commission! Great images and love the papers. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Rhonda said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles!

Joanne Gilch said...

gorgeous creation for the big '60'th. thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.